The Slow Arc Of History

A Spanish court has just allowed a trial for a defendent claiming he was tortured in Gitmo:

A Spanish court Friday agreed to investigate a complaint by a Moroccan who said he was tortured while in the US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, judicial sources said. The National Court said it was competent to take the case as the complainant, Lahcen Ikassrien, has been living in Spain for 13 years.

More on the case here. Money quote on what is meant by torture in this case under Spanish and international law:

being held in cells made of chicken-wire in intense heat; being subjected to constant loud music, extreme temperatures and bright lights; constant interrogations without counsel; sexual assault; forced nakedness; threats of death; and severe beatings.

I have yet to see Rummy confronted with the question of torture in his television interviews for his book. But his future trips to Spain, one suspects, will be limited.